Springtime in the valley is my absolute favorite time of year! March 20 marks the first official day of spring. It’s a time to celebrate new life with endless flowers in bloom, sunny, beautiful weather and perfect temperatures. These are just a few reasons so many of us call this beautiful place our home.

Home—that is the focus this month for our March issue here at Paradise Valley Lifestyle. USA Today recently wrote an article showcasing the “Best Cities to Live in Every State across the U.S.” Guess which city—or in our case, town—was highlighted in Arizona? That’s right, our very own town of Paradise Valley!

Stats from the article include:

• Population: 13,833
• 5-year population change: +5.6 percent
• Median home value: $1,332,600
• Median household income: $173,487

The article states that “Paradise Valley lives up to its name as a popular destination to relax. The town is home to several resorts and a number of golf courses. Located just north of Phoenix and Scottsdale, it is also known for its high-end dining and nightlife.” 

In this month’s issue, you will find great features including a beautiful custom home in the Arcadia area, amazing house-warming gift ideas, a local resort’s Secret Garden Dinner Series, creative ways the Scottsdale League of Arts gives back to the local community, and a healthy mix of great things to do and happenings around the area to be sure and check out.

We hope you enjoy our “Home” edition of Paradise Valley Lifestyle!

Be grateful, be kind and live well,

Tammy Fellows